How will the hull of the robot boat be constructed?
Remember it has to contain a fountain in the case of the aeration-boat! A catamaran (two hulls) design might be successful, with the fountain at the rear between two hulls, and sensors etc
at the front. A single hull design could feasibly have a fountain in the centre
Could the hulls be made from old plastic bottles?
Or should the entire boat be 3d printed? The hulls could still contain plastic bottles – perhaps filled with CO2.
Some of the interesting ideas for hull design I have come across:
1. Cooperative Robotic Watercrafts – single hull; and you can see a DO sensor taped to side. Using fan for propulsion eliminates risk of entangles in weed/trash etc
2. Waveglider Robot Ocean-going Boat